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Bachelor of Science

With this degree you'll gain foundational business knowledge and be prepared to solve finance-related business problems for a variety of organizations in the public and private sectors.

You need to have 60 credits to start this program. Your enrollment counselor can help you explore your options for obtaining credits, including taking courses in our associate degree programs.

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Location: Online

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Blended

Partially Online

Courses will be a mix of online and face to face sessions. You'll complete over half of your coursework online.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Courses start every 6 weeks. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.

Total Credits

57

Finish in as Few as

21-26 months

Courses

  • Financial Accounting for Managers (ACCT400)

    Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACCT405)

    Solve complex accounting problems using accounting theory and practice related to assets, receivables and inventory. Preparation of accurate income statements, balance sheets and statement of cash flows. Exploration of the accrual process, standard-setting process, and present value applications.

    3 credits

  • Foundations of Business Management (BUSN301)

    An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.

    3 credits

  • Introduction to Marketing Management (BUSN323)

    Study of marketing concepts and decision-making processes related to marketing management in a marketing-oriented firm. Examination of key strategies of consumer and business-to-business marketing and mission-critical variables from within a relationship marketing focus. Development of a course project and its presentation to a business audience using state-of-the-art business presentation techniques.

    3 credits

  • Information Technology and Applications (BUSN360)

    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management.

    3 credits

  • Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (BUSN405)

    Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.

    3 credits

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics (BUSN415)

    Macroeconomic theory and applications. Economic models that explain the behavior of output, inflation, employment, interest rates, exchange rates, and other aggregate economic variables. Apply macroeconomic models to global events.

    3 credits

  • Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business (BUSN425H)

    Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values.

    3 credits

  • Business Law (BUSN430)

    Study of the legal and regulatory environment of business including sources of the law, structure of the court system, and different classifications of law. Analysis of the relationships between different types of business law. Study of major types of business organizations. Impact of technology on various aspects of business law.

    3 credits

  • Business Capstone (BUSN491)

    Demonstrate professional and personal growth by synthesizing business content learned during the degree program. Deliver a client-focused solution to an organizational need by engaging in experiential learning. Collaborate with classmates and/or organizational representatives. Participate in career exploration and development experiences.

    3 credits

  • Corporate Finance (FINA400)

    Identification and interpretation of various types of information provided by financial statements and used by both corporate managers and investors during the decision making process. Exploration of financing sources and costs and their impacts on financial decisions. Discernment in managerial finance using financial risk and rate of return measurements. Use of capital budgeting techniques to make data driven decisions. Discussion of biblical and ethical principles and their relationship to financial management decisions.

    3 credits

  • Investments Theory (FINA410)

    Exploration of various investment principles and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. Classification of securities including stock, bonds, and major derivatives. Analyzation of security market classifications, assorted financial instruments, and portfolio performance using a stock market simulation. Inclusion of ethical stewardship and its connection to financial business.

    3 credits

  • Portfolio Analysis and Management (FINA420)

    Exploration of investment portfolio theories, objectives and policy issues considering individuals, corporations, banks, pensions and mutual funds. Creation, maintenance, and analyzation of simulated investment portfolio performance. Reflection of connections between financial topics and ethical stewardship using a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Capital Markets (FINA430)

    Exploration of public equity, debt financial instruments and related investment opportunities, both domestic and international. Understanding of the US banking system and its relationship to the Federal Reserve, understanding of factors that influence interest rates and the yield curve. Integration of ethical thinking and personal faith with capital market strategies.

    3 credits

  • Advanced Corporate Finance (FINA440)

    Exploration of corporate finance theory both past and present as it relates to financial policy, financial instruments, valuation concepts, and changing capital markets. Analyzation of complex capital structures and corporate transactions. Application of corporate financial theory including ethical principles in financial decisions.

    3 credits

  • Global Finance (FINA450)

    Exploration of global trade and investment theories, the global monetary system, global capital markets, and exchange rates. Analysis of the implications of foreign policy and instruments on global finance. Integration of global corporate and social responsibility in relation to a Christian or personal worldview.

    3 credits

  • Managerial Mathematics (MATH301M)

    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics.

    3 credits

  • CORE Courses

    A distinctive feature of Bethel's programs is our commitment to the development of the whole person. In addition to courses within a program, students explore personal values and faith formation in a hospitable environment that respects learning from one another's perspectives. Rather than teaching students what to think about Christianity, we teach students how to think about the Bible, Christian history, and personal faith.

    • Community, Self and Formation: Ancient and Contemporary Narratives (CORE300)

      An exploration of self in the world, based on personal experience and classical spiritual practices. Students are challenged to think systemically about contexts of family, faith community, workplace, and broader culture as they plan for lifelong formation and contribution to the well-being of others.

      3 credits

    • Examining Crucial Questions (CORE330)

      Summary of the Christian biblical narrative. Identification of the roles of scripture, history, experience, and reason as they form convictions related to social and ethical issues. Examination of selected theological concepts using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, as well as the application of those concepts to real life situations.

      3 credits

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